Deaths, Riots Over 130-Year-Old River Feud Highlights India's Water Risks

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  • Expanding cities, falling water tables creating flashpoints
  • Pressure increasing on courts to resolve water disputes

Cauvery water demonstration in Bangalore on Sept. 12.

Photographer: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images

Coffee farmer Bose Mandanna has watched tempers flare in the southern India state of Karnataka as fast-growing cities encroach on increasingly scarce water supplies.

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